Baratza Sette 270 / 270 Wi burr grinder

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The Sette 270 / 270 Wi has a macro/micro adjust for grind size, as well as 3 programmable settings for dosing. These combined features offer the user incredible repeatability. A unique, built-in, convertible device holder allows the user to grind directly into a portafilter, the supplied grounds bin, or most of the popular brewing devices.

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Description

The Baratza Sette 270 / 270Wi burr grinder with scale caused a sensation when it was released. It was the first straight through grinder with an accurate scale. This is probably why it was awarded best new product of 2016 by SCAA (now SCA).

What we like

  • Taste of the coffee from it.
  • The bean hopper is easier to remove and reattach. With the rotating shutoff, removal also makes no mess.
  • Supplied grinds container, something we have always felt was missing. Additionally it is made from anti-static plastic. Static is the evil side effect of grinding coffee.
  • Design of the holder is super practical. Able to hold espresso portafilters, smaller pour overs like the Hario V60 and the supplied grinds container.
  • As it is a straight through grinder there is minimal retention of grinds.
  • Ease of removing the burr set, making it easy to clean and change.
  • Support for All purpose (AP / Espresso) and drip Brew Grind (BG).
  • Macro and micro adjustments are simple, with the macro adjustments being stepped and the micro stepless.
  • The 270W has a built in scale, which is relatively accurate.
  • The shape and look is clean.
  • Wth Wi has now been updated from the W and  we found it was dosing far more  accurately than the older W.

What we are not crazy about

  • It is a lot noisier than the Vario. They say because it is a straight through grinder.
  • Some people felt that the even with the BG set it is not as good – but we found the comparison of actual taste made it a winner.
  • The look and feel of the digital control panel seems cheap.
  • You may need some “shimms” to get the grind you want, this is also something we found only after playing.
  • For the extra price of the scale included you can purchase a new scale like the Acaia, so only for higher volumes do we recommend the Wi.But the conveince especially since the Wi version is also worth considering. Means you do not need to move the scale for dose and yield.

Features and Benefits

For a full list got to the Baratza site. We have include a summary:

Grinding Mechanism: 

  • The major innovation is that the outer in burr rotates. This doubles the surface area, and increases the speed of grinding.
  • As mentioned above a straight-thru transports resulting in minimal residual coffee in the system.
  • A proprietary gear-box (planetary crown gear) that maximizes efficiency of torque transfer, resulting in lower power consumption and much less heat.
  • Powerful DC motor for maximum starting torque and efficiency, resulting in cooler operation.

Burrs & Brewing Methods

  • 40mm conical AP (all-purpose) burrs, capable of grinding from espresso fine to Chemex coarse. They really excel at grinding for espresso. Coffee is ground at 3.5g to 5.5 g/sec. Burrs are durable, and will remain sharp for many years.
  • A second burr option – the BG (brew grind) burr. Designed to give a grind profile that is very good for brew methods requiring a coarser grind. Available as an option.
  • Sette Series burr assembly offers ability to exchange the burr in less than a minute with no tools or re-acalibration. Check this video from about 30 seconds in to see how easy it is to make the switch.

ACAIA – (Weight based Dosing)

The Baratza Sette 270Wi was designed with a built-in scale using the weighing technology of Acaia, giving precise and accurate weight based dosing, and a tenth of a gram sensitivity. Add to that the ability to grind by weight directly into a portafilter – a breakthrough in grinding technology!

As mentioned before this is mainly helpful for those that make more coffee on the go. For most domestic user buying a seperate scale means using it for more than one function.

Grind Adjustment

The Baratza Sette 270 has a macro adjust of 30 steps, grinding from espresso to manual brew. A step-less micro adjust with 9 indicators, allows the user to easily dial in a perfect espresso. The macro/micro mechanism is directly connected to the cone burr resulting in immediate and true grind adjustment.

Specifications of the Baratza Sette 270

Speed To Grind Espresso 3.5g/sec;Manual Brewing 5.5g/sec
Burrs 40 mm Steel by Etzinger
Bean Hopper Capacity  300-400 g (10 oz)
Grounds Bin Capacity 160g (5.5 oz )
Weight 3.2 kg (7lbs)
Dimensions 13 X 40 X 24 WxHxD (cm)
Power Rating 230 V AC 280 Watts 50/60 Hz. 1.2 Amps
Safety Listing UL/CSA/CE/EK

Designed & Engineered Seattle, WA, USA

Exploded View & Parts List: Download PDF

Grinder Comparison Chart: Download PDF

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Model

Sette 270, Sette 270Wi

Manufacturer

Baratza

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